Mobility Portal, Spain
Date: May 7, 2024
Inés Platini
By Inés Platini

From the least to the most expensive: In which EU countries is recharging an EV most cost-effective?

Croatia, Malta, and Bulgaria lead the ranking as the nations with the most accessible charging points. How do the other 24 member countries of the European Union fare? Below, Mobility Portal Europe compiles the information.
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A report from the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) reveals that electric car sales in the European Union (EU) grew three times faster than the installation of charging points between 2017 and 2023.

Approximately 150,000 public points were installed last year, reaching a total of over 630,000.

According to the European Commission, 3.5 million chargers should be installed by 2030, which means around 410,000 points per year.

However, ACEA estimates that 8.8 million will be needed by the end of the decade, requiring the installation of 1.2 million per year.

This means that the EU will need eight times more stations per year by 2030, according to the association.

Moreover, the transition to electric mobility in each member state is different, as are the charging prices.

In this context, Mobility Portal Europe presents a list of charging point prices provided by each country, organized from lowest to highest cost.


The country has more than 5,400 electric vehicles (EVs) sold and over 1,300 chargers installed.

According to the Alternative Fuels Observatory, the minimum price of energy for charging in alternating current (AC) ranges from 0.06 to 0.15 euros per kilowatt-hour (kWh).

While in direct current (DC), the cost starts from 0.03 euros/kWh to 0.15 euros/kWh.


Malta has 3,600 EVs and 100 installed points, with a “refueling” cost in AC from 0.28 to 0.58 euros/kWh.

According to the data published by the Observatory, they do not have DC stations.


The nation has more than 5,363 100 per cent electric vehicles registered and over 2,200 chargers installed.

The price for DC ranges from 0.18 euros per kWh to 0.65 euros/kWh, while in AC, it starts from 0.37 euros/kWh.


In Romania, there are 38,500 zero-emission cars and 2,900 installed stations, with a charging price in AC from 0.04 to 0.63 euros/kWh, and in DC from 0.12 to 0.65 euros/kWh.


In the country, there are 11,400 zero-emission vehicles registered, and 3,000 points have been implemented.

The cost for charging the EV in AC ranges from 0.14 to 0.64 euros/kWh, and in DC from 0.16 to 0.66 euros/kWh.


Portugal also stands out in the eMobility transition with 106,400 electric vehicles and 9,000 points distributed throughout the territory.

Charging in DC costs from 0.05 to 0.66 euros/kWh, and in AC from 0.09 to 0.58 euros/kWh.


Greece adds 12,300 eCar sales and around 4,000 installed chargers.

The price of charging in AC reaches up to 0.66 euros per kWh, while in DC it is 0.75 euros/kWh.


In Latvia, there are 5,000 zero-emission vehicles and 600 installed stations.

The cost of charging in AC varies between 0.2 and 0.66 euros/kWh, and in DC between 0.19 and 0.75 euros/kWh.


In Cyprus, around 1,200 zero-emission vehicles have been registered, and about 350 chargers have been implemented.

The price of charging in AC ranges from 0.35 to 0.68 euros/kWh. In DC, it ranges from 0.42 to 0.78 euros/kWh.


In Estonia, in AC ranges from 0.24 euros/kWh to 0.68 euros/kWh, and in DC from 0.22 euros/kWh to 0.82 euros/kWh.

The nation has a fleet of more than 4,400 EVs and more than 560 chargers.


The country has registered around 310,600 zero-emission vehicles and has installed 42,700 points.

The cost of charging in AC reaches up to 0.7 euros/kWh, and in DC up to 0.85 euros/kWh.


Slovakia has more than 7,800 registered zero-emission automobiles and around 2,500 stations.

The price of charging in AC ranges from 0.16 to 0.76 euros/kWh, and in DC from 0.16 to 0.86 euros/kWh.


Hungary has around 45,300 zero-emission vehicles and around 3,500 installed chargers, with a charging price of 1.1 euros/kWh for both alternating and direct current.

Czech Republic

The Czech Republic has a fleet of more than 22,400 EVs and around 4,900 points distributed throughout the national territory.

The cost of “refueling” the car in AC varies between 0.02 euros/kWh and 1.09 euros/kWh.

In DC, this is similar, between 0.03 euros/kWh and 1.09 euros/kWh.


Slovenia adds around 11,500 EVs and 1,600 charging stations.

The price in AC is 0.89 euros/kWh, and in DC from 0.16 to 1.12 euros/kWh.


Luxembourg has 25,600 zero-emission vehicles and 2,000 installed chargers.

The price of charging in AC ranges from 0.2 to 1.14 euros/kWh, while in DC it ranges from 0.33 to 1.07 euros/kWh.


Poland has 49,000 electric cars and 6,000 points, with a price in AC of 1.14 euros/kWh and in DC of 1.12 euros/kWh.


Spain continues to advance in the transition to electric mobility, with around 154,000 zero-emission vehicles and more than 30,000 charging stations.

Refueling in AC has a price that reaches 1.65 euros per kWh, while in DC it is up to 0.97 euros/kWh.


The country has more than 155,400 100 per cent eCars and more than 21,000 stations, with a cost in AC from 0.09 to 1.83 euros/kWh, and in DC from 0.22 to 1.87 euros/kWh.


In Denmark, the cost of AC charging reaches 2.04 euros/kWh, while in DC it ranges from 0.15 euros/kWh to 1.48 euros per kWh.

Currently, it is one of the most advanced in the eMobility transition, with more than 162,500 registered electric cars and around 25,700 installed chargers.


The country ended last year with 93,285 EVs sold and more than 30,000 installed points, of which about 2,505 are fast chargers.

Charging in AC has a minimum price of 0.52 euros/kWh, and in DC it starts from 0.01 euros/kWh to 2.23 euros/kWh.


Despite the removal of several incentives, Germany remains one of the leaders in the electrification of its national fleet.

Thus, it ended 2023 with more than 1,300,000 zero-emission vehicles sold and around 130,000 charging points.

The price of energy in AC reaches up to 4 euros per kWh, while in DC, it reaches 2.79 euros/kWh.


France is one of the countries with the highest number of registered EVs, totaling around 916,000.

It has around 126,000 installed points.

The cost of charging in AC ranges from 0.03 to 4.5 euros per kWh, and in DC it varies between 0.13 and 0.89 euros/kWh.


Finland has 74,000 EVs and 12,000 installed chargers, with a “refueling” price in AC from 0.11 to 4.58 euros/kWh, and in DC from 0.17 to 3.1 euros/kWh.


The Netherlands is one of the most advanced in the eMobility field, with 442,000 zero-emission vehicles registered and 150,000 stations.

The price of charging in AC starts from 5.01 euros/kWh and up to 1.33 euros/kWh in DC.


The country has more than 57,000 registered EVs and more than 3,000 charging points distributed throughout the continent.

The price of charging in both AC and DC reaches up to 37.24 euros/kWh.


Finally, Italy has registered more than 233,000 EVs and installed approximately 42,000 charging stations.

Both AC and DC charging have a cost that reaches up to 24.59 euros/kWh, making it one of the most expensive countries to power an electric car.

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